Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid. (Picture by Mike Egerton/PA Pictures through Getty Pictures)

India head coach Rahul Dravid felt the necessity to finalise a set of 20 gamers quickly for the most-awaited T20 World Cup 2022 this yr in Australia. The Males in Blue beneath Virat Kohli had been knocked out within the group levels of the T20 World Cup 2021 unexpectedly and this time it will likely be a brand new captain Rohit Sharma and coach Dravid for the match. Up to now, the mix has been a grand success till the latest South Africa sequence, the place India went beneath the scanner.

Though the regulars Rohit, Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah had been rested, a younger India workforce suffered back-to-back heavy defeats within the first two video games of the five-match sequence beneath Rishabh Pant’s captaincy. They confirmed a number of character within the subsequent two video games by enjoying the identical aspect and went on to degree the sequence. Nonetheless, the ultimate sport was washed out and the sequence ended 2-2.

The sequence additionally proved as an eye-opener to Dravid, who has been watching the performances, and stiff competitors is anticipated as soon as the large names are again within the squad. Hardik Pandya might be main the Indian aspect for the following T20I sequence in Eire.

You wish to take solely 15 to the World Cup: Rahul Dravid

Dravid talked about the significance of finalizing the squad forward of the T20 World Cup with the uncertainties occurring within the present world. He reckoned that 18 to twenty gamers need to be recognized for the match which might be lowered to fifteen for the mega-event. He added that the accidents may crop up within the meantime however was fairly positive about finalizing the squad shortly.

“As you come nearer and nearer to the occasion, you wish to agency up your ultimate squad or if not, you wish to have some contingencies within the type of world we reside in as we speak. Clearly, you wish to take solely 15 to the World Cup however (must determine) high 18 to twenty gamers,” Dravid’s response to a question on India’s core as quoted by India At this time.

“Clearly, there could possibly be odd modifications attributable to harm and issues which can be past your management however we’re going to begin seeking to agency up that squad as shortly as potential. Whether or not that may occur within the subsequent sequence (Eire) or sequence after that (England) is tough to inform however we’re actually wanting to try this as shortly as potential,” he added.